How East New York became a ghetto / Walter Thabit ; with a foreword by Frances Fox Piven.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : New York University Press, Copyright date: ©2003Description: 1 online resource (xv, 304 pages) : mapContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781417588398; 141758839X; 9780814782668; 0814782663; 9780814783412; 0814783414; 0814784364; 9780814784365Subject(s): Minorities -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- 20th century | African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Ethnic neighborhoods -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Inner cities -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Urban policy -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Ethnic relations | New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century | New York (N.Y.) -- Ethnic relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies | African Americans -- Social conditions | Ethnic neighborhoods | Ethnic relations | Inner cities | Minorities -- Social conditions | Social conditions | Urban policy | New York (State) -- New York | New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: How East New York became a ghetto.DDC classification: 305.8/009747/23 LOC classification: F129.B7 | T47 2003ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Print version record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Welcome to East New York -- Population wave -- Ghettoization of East New York -- Destruction of the "target area" -- Uniformed (and other) services -- Youth of East New York -- Vest pocket planning -- Vest pocket implementation -- Model cities fiasco -- School planning -- East New York under siege -- FHA scandals -- Community school board disaster -- Rebuilding in East New York -- Hard road to recovery -- Policing the ghetto.
In response to the riots of the mid-'60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had engineered East New York's dramatic decline and that continued to work against its successful revitalization. How East New York Became a Ghetto describes the shift of East New York from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a largely black and Puerto Rican neighborhood and shows how the resulting racially biased policies caused the deterioration o.